The popular password storage software LastPass has reported an account hack. The attackers stole the source code and technical information.
Users’ passwords were not stolen as a result of the attack, so they do not need to take steps to protect their accounts, Bloomberg reported.
A LastPass investigation revealed that hackers compromised the development environment that employees use to create and maintain a password manager.
The attack targeted a company that generates and stores auto-generated passwords for multiple accounts, such as Netflix or Gmail, on behalf of its users and without the need to manually enter credentials.
LastPass passwords are encrypted with AES-256, stored in the cloud, and can be synced across devices. LastPass also has form filler that allows you to automate password entry and form filling. More than 33 million people use the password manager.
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